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-- >> in the liberal, democratic primaries in 2016. >> let's talk about the debt ceiling, maybe doing something on monday, to cutting off paychecks. >> will there be movement next week? >> they can do it. republican leaders are saying let's not have a fight with the president over it. the politics are terrible, so what they want to do is say, look, we'll give a debt ceiling increase, but what you have to do in the signal is pass a budget. that's the current thinking right now. that gives them more leavage. >> i guess you guys will talk about the second term? >> we have senator schumer, senator cruz from texas, so we'll talk about guns, the debt, and great roundtable, too. and where there's some real challenges and opportunities there as well. you appeared in it. >> i don't want to commen about any of that. it has nothing to do with me. the nra does what it does. the ad is factually incorrect. i think, you know. this is not about me. i ask tough questions on both sides on my program. people sometimes want to make me a political target, which i shouldn't be. in this particular case, they're takin
by what our government does in the weeks and months ahead. okay. quick question about the debt ceiling. these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. ♪ ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >> john: before we could even shake off our collective fiscal cliff fatigue it's now back to the doldrum
now they're talking about perhaps an increase in the debt ceiling that lasts for a couple of months, that is offering that to the president. frankly, and russ say agree with me here, i don't think markets would react to -- very approvingly to basically just another lurch from crisis to crisis. it wasn't too long ago that, maria, you and i were sitting in these chairs talking about the fiscal cliff. now the debt ceiling. do you want to have this discussion two months from now? >> i believe everybody believes this debt ceiling will be extended. you know these guys well. you worked right there with vice president biden. let me get your take on this. if we keep fighting about spending cuts and reining in the spending, how come it's always about putting the gloves on and fighting? we're not going to do this, we're not going to do that. how come we haven't seen any proposals for spending cuts? are we going to see that, you think? >> i do think so. i mean, i think that we have to go through this unfortunately, at least recent history suggests we have to go through this crisis mentality to
as this debt ceiling debate really gets heated up. > thanks greg. > > thanks angie. gm is giving its north american factories a billion-dollar facelift. the automaker plans to overhaul about 70% of u.s. auto models. so far, the remodeling includes redesigns for its full- size pickup trucks, a new chevy corvette stingray and a cadillac luxury version of the volt plug-in electric car. the kaiser family foundation is crunching the numbers on medicare. it finds if medicare's eligibility age is raised to 67 next year, federal spending drops by $5.7 billion in 2014. but, health insurance payments by other americans rise by $11.4 billion. medicare is likely to come up in the debt ceilng debate. president obama has said he is willing to make minor adjustments. house republicans want severe cuts to stop the increase of medicare spending. the employment picture remains mixed around the globe. many employers in brazil, india, russia, china and the u.s. expect to add staff in 2013, according to careerbuilder. but europe will feel the pinch of austerity. a third of employers in italy expect to reduce s
it in a sense the opposite way. i say let's get this done, the sequestration part in the debt ceiling in the next six weeks and then move on. those who are saying let's do it dribble by turbo, they are the ones who would be undermining the effort to sit down and have a serious discussion of tax reform. >> we've got about two minutes left. francine. >> the question about itemize deductions. what s-sierra thought of having a cab, that people can use it for whatever they want for mark h., whatever. >> i think the problem with the cap is that it has to seriously consequence, especially for charitable contributions. because a substantial portion of the charitable contributions come from the very wealthy. ii think the figure may be something like well over half comes from people with income over a million. it may be more than not. so the problem with the cap is do it have anything significant consequences for charitable contributions and perhaps for state and local taxes. so i think a battery to look at places to look at the administration's proposal, but to do with caution and if possible
the credit rating situation ahead of the the debt ceiling debat debate. in the abbe sense of medium term deficit reduction plan consistent with sustaining the economic recovery and restoring confidence in the long run, sustainability of the u.s. publicbe finances the current negative outlook on triple-a rating is likely to be resolved with a downgrade later this year. even if another debt ceiling crisis is averted. steve? >> of course it is. we are added to the debt at unprecedented pace. of course, the agencies that exist to provide ratings on our debt are going to tell us that we will be downgraded. you have to have a discussion in the broader context. this is why the things are different when you talk about $17 billion in this particular mulvaney amendment. it is not a ton of number. in the context of $1.2 trillion debt. but you to have the discussions about the $17 billion. it's not out of line to suggest that a 1.6%be off-set is reasonable. >> bret: i will say one thing aboutbe the debt ceiling debate quickly. president obama yesterday and then jay carney back in 2011 two different
, the sequestration part in the debt ceiling in the next six weeks and then move on. those who are you saying let's do a triple by drivel, they are the ones who would be undermining the effort to sit down and had a serious discussion of tax reform. >> we have about two minutes left. francine. >> the question itemized reductions. what is your thought of having a cap and itemized deductions that people use for whatever they want. mortgage or a charity or whatever. >> i think the problem with a cat is that it has to seriously consequence, especially for charitable contributions. because a substantial portion of the charitable contributions come from the very wealthy. i think this figure may be something like well over half comes to people with income over a million. it may be more than not. so the problem with a cast as they would have, i think significant consequences for charitable contributions and perhaps for state and local taxes. so i think a better way to look at those is to look at the administration's proposal, the to do with caution and if possible to do it on a bipartisan basis. maybe i'll clo
to pass tomorrow, an effort to push off this debt ceiling to date. something that would have really expired in a matter of weeks for another couple of months. i think we will be doing this in may, so your kid is graduating from school into a nightmare. same time, same place. same bat channel. to the flight amid the tax threat. you hear about this -- those in power don't like being taxed. so former french president out of power, nicholas sarcozey and his wife are considering fleeing frarch. phil mickelson saying the same thing. the democratic leaders here better take note, if they have the money, they will run. there are reasons for both of these guys to bring back their remarks, as you know. but they do follow a trend of folk who is have means who are saying the government -- and governments are going too far. do they have a point? >> well, i think they definitely a point, neil. economics is a very dynamic social science. there is a latin phrase that means, all things being the same. the democratic policy approach is everything's the same. we can increase tax rateses or in france, w
ceiling debate continues after the proposal last week from the house republicans meeting down in williamsburg, but there are also two other big deadlines here forcing issues. one is the sequestration and the other is the so-called continuing resolution that would keep the government going and that's where the fight may well be played, right? >> absolutely. you could see a government shutdown sometime after march 27th if the continuing resolution isn't extended, but what we're hearing now -- by the way, senator chuck schumer talked about this yesterday is democrats saying, we are going to -- in the senate, we are going to put up a budget and that budget is going to involve new revenues and spending cuts and it would be kind of crazy not to incorporate all of these into that document. >> all right. thanks to jared bernstein, don baer, chuck gabriel, hampton pierce on and eamom jabbers. the 57th inauguration of a president. the 21st time that a president has been inaugurated, a sitting president, for a second term. it's been a very interesting day. i think the award for funkiest
is what president obama said monday about the debt ceiling. >> so i want to be clear about this, the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4
weeks back, here is what president obama said monday about the debt ceiling. >> so i want to be clear about this, the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic.
kicks into high gear. congress has just weeks to increase our debt ceiling. fitch, a leading credit ratings agency, says a repeat of the 2011 debt limit crisis would spark a formal review of our country's aaa rating. that could mean a downgrade by them. now you might remember, s&p, a different agency, already downgraded our country in 2011. that was the first time in our history that that happened. the president is taking a hard-line stand, issuing a warning of his own to the gop. >> we have to pay our bills. congress has two choices here. we can act responsibly and pay america's bills. or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. jenna: republicans like congressman jason chaffetz blasting back against the president. >> i think the president was terribly irresponsible today. to say he will not talk about it because he is above it, but blame all of congress, in part congress helped create this problem but we are going to hear to solve this problem. i got elected to
let's get this done, the sequestration part and the debt ceiling, in the next six weeks and then move on. those who are saying let's do it dribble by dribble, they're the ones who would be undermining the effort to sit down and have a serious discussion of tax reform in the entitlements. >> we've got about two minutes left. francine. >> specific question about, um, itemized deductions. what's your thought on having a cap on itemized deductions but people can use it for whatever they want? they can use it for mortgage or charitable or whatever. >> i think the problem with a cap is that it has too serious a consequence especially for charitable contributions. because a substantial portion of the charitable contributions come from the very wealthy. i think the figure may be something like well over half comes to people with income over a million. it may be more than that. so the problem with a cap is it would have, i think, significant consequences for, for charitable contributions and perhaps for state and local taxes. so i think a better way to look at this is to look at the administra
to sit in a pot of water waiting for it to boil. >> stop using the debt ceiling. you'll have a continuing resolution that runs out two weeks afterwards. why risk. in fact, if this is the rhetorical debate you want to have -- >> the problem with the republican party we get into this incrementalism where we assume we can win and keep putting off the debate. let's have a debate about whether or not we should balance our budget. >> a continuing resolution will be passed. the debt ceiling will be raised, right. >> i agree. the debt limit should be raised. >> should be raised with spending cuts and policy changes. >> why. >> so we can put our nation on a path to balance. >> why not have the fight on resolution. you're talking about future spending and not threatening the full faith and credit of the u.s. government. >> nobody is threatening the full faith and credit. >> it undermines your argument to have it during the debt ceiling debate. >> we can have this debate right now. we need it for the next month and come together a month from now and figure out where we stand. to prejudge this debate
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on this debt ceiling. and they think that this is the way. now, it's like handing the keys to a john deere tractor to a 6-year-old and let him try and drive it. these guys, they have no idea what they're doing to the economy. and they will wreck it because they think that that way they'll get their way on some other things. it is simply -- you can't -- if the facts made any difference, the president would win the day totally. but the facts don't -- it doesn't make them move at all. they simply believe that if they are tough enough and bring enough chaos, they will get what they want. and they don't understand what they're asking for. it is really scary to me. >> well, it's scary to a lot of americans, because it will hurt a lot of people. but why would they do this? do they want the big three that bad? do they want sequestration that bad? do they really want these cuts to hit? because if you look at the cuts, if we go down that road, it's going to hit the pentagon pretty hard. and that's, of course, their core. they don't want to let that go. >> they want to make the president look like he
's and business leaders and talking about the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling debate coming in the weeks ahead and you'll remember at a previous jobs council meeting, the president made a comment that back fired on him and to what jay carney said about the president and the economy. >> shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected. >> the reelection was in some ways for all of us here, you know, a humbling experience because it was an assertion by the electorate to said despite how hard the last four years have been on this country because of the great economic crisis that we were in when the president took office, that the steps that we've taken have been the right steps, and more work needs to be done. >> more work needs to be done. when you talk to the president's top advisors, they say he wants to act quickly after the inaugural address and state of the union coming up in february to work on key domestic issues like immigration he reform, like gun control that he's been talking about throughout this week, but he realizes as well, they say, that he's got to keep his eye on the ball in
this week, gary b smith, jonas max ferris and along with todd schoenburger. >> gary get rid of the debt ceiling best or worst thing for the economy? >> it's absolutely the worst thing, brenda. the left likes to say, well, you know, ronald reagan raised the debt limit 18 times, george bush raised it 7 times, bill clinton raised it 8 times. so, you know, both sides do it so it must be okay, and from the perspective of fair and balanced, it has to stop no matter who is president. we go through the same cycle, we raise the debt limit, spend more,en go out and borrow more, and raise the debt limit again and it looks like it's unstoppable, but this is the check and balance of how to govern our society. we can't afford the bills we have now to pay. someone has to say, no, spend what you have and let's move on. >> brenda: you know, it doesn't really mean anything. why not get rid of it. it's been used for political hay, both parties have made political hay out of it. >> that's right, every 18 months we're going through an economic crisis and here we have another one brewing regarding the debt c
retreated last week. whether to extend the debt ceiling. well, maybe we will extended for three months without spending cuts. i think they're feeling their oats right now plan that was reflected by that statement by chuck schumer. lori: without question. thank you so much. love your insight. >> thank you, melissa. melissa: breaking news. the death toll from the algerian gas plant seeds climbing past 80 people as more bodies are being found. u.s. officials say that the american casualties now stand at three people. straight to fox news with more. >> well, that toll is likely to continue to increase in the coming days and maybe even weeks. aagerian officials continue to sift through the entire debris at the tax side. dozens of people are still unaccounted for. officials say they're finding dozens of mangled bodies all over the facility. it is really difficult to tell whether or not they are the bodies of hostages or the attackers. making matters worse according to algerian officials, fears a booby traps and mines all over the gas facility. melt the group is planning responsibility for th
the government borrow more money effectively raising the debt ceiling. the deal not all worked out just yet. but apparently it this will not require the spending cuts that house republicans had wanted. just released fox news poll finds that 69% favor raising the debt limit only if there are major spending cuts involved. and 23% say it's reckless not to raise it regardless. the poll also shows more than 8 in 10 think government spending is out of control. only 11% believes it's being managed carefully. mike immanuel tracking developments on the hill tonight. what's behind this house republican plan. >> bill, a lot of g.o.p. frustration has been based on the fact the senate has not passed a budget. so republicans are trying to force it house speaker john boehner told house members, quote: before there is any long-term debt alowe time for a budget to get done. >> he our hope is to pass something very early so the senate can take action as well. i wouldn't put any jeopardizing of the economy there. shows that it is a very rational, put us on a better path and i would think all the american pub
of bold moves this week. on monday he warned republicans to not even think of using the debt ceiling as bargaining leverage. let's listen to him. >> but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not at bargaining chip. >> on tuesday following a meeting that took place in the west wing, president obama surmounted a huge hurdle in the nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary when influential new york senator chuck schumer gave it his blessing. yesterday the president forcefully and emotionally laid out his proposals to curb gun violence and challenged americans to confront the representatives and stand up to the nra. let's listen. >> ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> joining me is former rnc chair and msnbc contributor michael ste
, martha, where they're cot delling together what could be a three-month extension of the debt ceiling to try to hammer out more spending cuts and coupled with chuck schumer, the man in charge of today's big inaugural event, more tax hikes. a lot of bruising to come as far as they settle this but they are a long way from settling it. martha: neil, that raises a bigger question. you look at the second term of fdr who dealt with obviously severe economic distress in this country. what happened was they relapsed. there is lot of concern if we do continue to raise taxes and small business owners who the president said are one of his priorities in the second term, but if their sense is their taxes are going higher, they will continue to pull in and get smaller and leaner and not hire i would imagine. so the big question is, where is the whole economy going to head if taxes are increased in other ways in this country? >> well you know the president spoke to quickly come back at the notion, if wall street is worried about this and companies are worried about this, investors are worried about
chicken with the debt ceiling. >> i've spoken to senior republican senators actually who were almost laughing as they said okay, he had his fun with the fiscal cliff, you just wait for what's coming around the corner with the debt ceiling. so i don't really share your optimistic view of what have may happen. let's take a break. jamal, i'll come back and ask you, what have been obama's great triumphs and great failures and what do you want to see from him in the second term? heyyy, you're going out like that? yeah, why? well, what would the neighbors think? i see you! c'mon, get mister feather! look what i have. mister bird. remember? quack quack quack! we're just playing! we're just playing! i'm trying to get you out of there! even still... announcer: you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. there are thousands of teens in foster care who don't need perfection, they need you. >>> four years has taken the toll on the president, at least with his hair. definitely got grayer. extraordinary pictures aren't they? literally almost turned ashen in four years. tough job being pre
to the president, "hey, you know, on this debt ceiling stuff, we ought to do something big." >> narrator: on and off for weeks, obama and boehner met in secret. >> boehner calls these "the nicorettes and merlot sessions." the president is having iced tea and chewing a nicorette. and boehner is having a glass of merlot red wine and smoking a cigarette. >> narrator: it was obama's dream negotiation. a bipartisan deal. >> if the speaker and the president could come to a deal, and they both, as we used to say, hold hands and kind of jump off the ledge together, then they could not ram through, but they surely, with the strength of their positions, would have a very good chance to sell them the package. >> narrator: the president offered entitlement cuts. the speaker offered increased revenue from taxes. with less than two weeks to go, they thought they had a deal. it became known as the grand bargain. >> it's not every day that the speaker comes to see the president quietly and says, "i'm willing to do a deal" that everybody knows is going to be dangerous for him politically. >> narrator: ba
the issue at hand, unless the nation debt ceiling is raised a lot of programs are starved of spending by default, but that does not mean, i want to be clear, that we default even if the president today all but said otherwise. >> threat of default hurts our economy, it is hurting our economy as we speak. neil: well, we shouldn't be saying things that are not true, the president is not clear, and neither is mainstream media, u.s. government does not default because debt ceiling is not increased and soon, government does not stop taking taxes out of your check. even if we go to the brink, they will keep taking the taxes out. tax revenue keeps coming in what washington has to decide is prioritizing what money goes out and where? what do you think is top, top priority. the bill to pay before all others? like if we were in same boat, same emergency we would pay the mortgage or rent first to keep a roof over our head, we prioritize, so does uncle sam like we know we might as well toss our home good-bye. the government knows a default comes only, when obligations to spreadtorcreditors or inve
first term ended with questions about the debt ceiling, questions about gun safety questions about whether this congress will give so much as an inch on any of it. i'm afraid we might already know the answer to the last one. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: it has been nearly five weeks since the nowtown massacre, and the town's police chief has a very simple message for washington. >> ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> jennifer: progressives are pushing for a ban and diane feinstein says she'll introduce on assault weapon ban later this month. john mccain expressed his doubts. >> do you think an assault weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >> jennifer: now the question is without republican support is the president going to push for a ban any ways? so from his progressive basis point of view he has a mandate and he should use it. 62% of americans do support a ban. from the white house's perspective pushing an assault weapon's ban is a risky proposition. the president addre
positively to signs that the debt ceiling debate could be pushed back a bit. trading resumes on tuesday after the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> let's turn to the inauguration now. former president bush 41 and 43 were, of course, invited, but they won't be there this time. the elder bush is recovering from a month-long hospital stay after being treated for bronchitis. you remember that. a spokesperson for bush 43 says the former president and his wife, laura, wish the obamas, quote, all the best for a wonderful inaugural weekend. both former presidents attended the first inauguration. >>> just in time for the inauguration, the white house has released the new official photo of president obama. it shows him smiling with his arms folded, standing in front of his desk at the oval office. the president has, as you notice, a lot more grey than he did four years ago. and speaking of hair -- i've never actually said that, "speaking of hair," -- first lady michelle obama has a new 'do. instead of the usual part on the side, she has bangs. mrs. obama debuted the look on her 49th birthday and we'l
that and the debt ceiling is nowhere near as interesting to most of the consumers or business people at this stage so i think we'll probably move back to some normal slow recovery that will be methodical and take us to a very slightly better 2013 than 2012. >> how do you offset then the continued pressure on margins and, i mean, how long will the mortgage refinance continue to provide the growth there? >> yeah. so a bank like out, one of the reasons we do very well and enjoy a diversity of earnings is we have a large payments business and large corporate trust business so unlike some of our peers we're not wholly reliant on the balance sheet or on loan making. have great deposits and make good loans and have other alternatives, so for our company it's not quite as essential that the loan volume is as important as it might be in the future. i do see it to be a slow methodical progress towards refis moving down as rates go up, new purchase going into the replacement category, but i'll also tell you i don't think we'll see a big change in the next year. mortgage will stay strong as long as rates stay
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on together in the coming weeks. not the least of which being be expiring debt ceiling and spending issues. he did not talk about that. he did not reach out, and they were disappointed in that yesterday. both sides feel the other is not doing enough to reach out. host: on twitter -- guest: it is interesting, because when the election ended, the speaker offered what he considered an olive branch on the negotiations in saying they would put some tax revenue on the table. it cannot go their way. they were backing down. at this point the speaker needs to be careful about his own leadership, but you will see last compromise on his part because the conference of republicans are expecting him to stand up more to the president on issues important to that. they will not go for a tax increase. they will aim for spending cuts that they felt they did not get in the summer. in that sense, we are calling to see the two sides butting heads more in the coming weeks. guest: probably most striking change in tone between the address that president obama delivered esther date and the one he delivered four years a
-month extension to the nation's debt ceiling but would not agree to a long term increase until both chambers approve a budget. the president said this week he would not negotiate with congress when it comes to pay are for spending congress has already approve -- comes to paying for spending congress has already approved. >>> san mateo county is planning a gun buyback next weekend saturday, january 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the county event center. organizers say they're offering $100 per handgun, shotgun and rifle and $200 for assault weapons. congresswoman jackie spear is funding the buy back, no word how much money is available. remember, a buyback event in marin county was so popular officials actually ran out of cash. >>> u.s. officials now say one american worker has been found dead in that algerian natural gas complex that was seized by terrorists. the hostage standoff at the british petroleum facility is in its third day, but it's unclear how many people have died since the algerian government launched a counter attack and how many escaped. reuters reports more than 20 people are
to be on track to avoid another standoff on the nation's debt ceiling. at least for now. top republicans backed down from their hard line stance and say they will vote next week to raise the government's borrowing limit for another three months, without demanding immediate spending cuts. they are hoping the move will force senate democrats to get involved in the deficit reduction debate by passing a budget by april. >>> and former new orleans mayor, ray nagin, who promised to crack down on corruption, has been indicted on corruption charges. nagin is facing 21 counts, including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering. abc's mark greenblatt has this story. >> reporter: indicted for corruption. the one-time former rock star mayor of new orleans, stands caused of becoming exactly what he campaigned against. >> this state and this city, is saying to the old-line politicos we're tired of the games. we're tired of the corruption. and we want to go in a new direction. >> reporter: it's a striking fall from grace for ray nagin, as the justice department now charges him with awarding lucrative city con
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